Chateau de Pray
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... We left Chinon in the morning and headed over to Amboise. We visited the Azay-Le-Rideau chateau. It had a lot more period furniture in it than the last one. It was set on a nice reflecting pond. Then we did a load of laundry. We stopped at a laundrymat that the Rick Steves book had mentioned, only to find it closed down. Luckily, the TI was just down ...
... wandered around the stalls. Given I am still wanting to shed some luggage I couldn't enjoy purchasing anything from the markets - except for a punnet of raspberries which we shared at lunch. Our return to Blois was via a forest trail - where there were a large number of very bright orange clubs crossing the road. We also spied some large snails in the grass - Sigrid explained these were not the escargot variety. Details of our ride Dinner was a noisy affair - ...
Chambord Chateau. We'd heard that the Chambord Chateau is pretty special, so made a little diversion over that way, much to Treasure's chagrin since it was mostly west, instead of south. But, if you like chateaus (or should that be chateaux...?) it was quite special. It continues to addle my tiny brain, how they built these bloody things, so beautifully, with no equipment, but they obviously did. This was begun in 1521, or thereabouts, and finished, sort-of, ...
In the morning travelled about 60 km to the medieval fortress of Chinon. Chinon dates back to 11 century and is closely associated with the crusades, Ric*************heart and Joan of Arc. It was the key political and military centre in France up until the 100 Years War ended in the early 1400's. Sadly little of it still remains but the fortress walls are still there and several parts of ...
... in the Loire Valley. It is built on the river Cher and set in lovely gardens. Much of the inside, however, paled in comparison with the Palace of Versailles. Chenoneau is also historically significant being donated by Henry II to his favourite woman. It played an important role in both WWI and WWII - in WWI as a field hospital and WWII was the line of demarcation between the Nazi occupied and unoccupied zones of ...